The Langley Good Times Cruise-In happens on their doorstep, and many Douglas Park Community School students enjoy seeing the classic vehicles each year.
So it was natural that the kids would enjoy creating Cruise-In related art for a thank you calendar. The school is one of the local charities supported by the annual car show.
“Once we saw the proofs, we realized the potential of these calendars as a fundraiser for our school,” teacher Lorraine Goulet said.
All monies raised will support arts programming (dance, drama, music and visual arts) at the school.
“This could be in the form of performances and workshops at DPCS, field trips to concerts, plays and museums, and musical instruments. The children will also have input as to which programs we choose,” she added.
Goulet said the project has broader benefits.
“They were so proud when they gave the members of the Cruise-In Society the calendars, and they experienced first hand that their efforts were happily appreciated and acknowledged. It was big smiles all around the room,” she said.
The kids get to see that there are many in the community who care about them and education.
“Perhaps above all, they learned that no matter how old or young you are, or your circumstances, you can have a positive effect on your community,” Goulet added.
The art was also turned into greeting cards. The products are available for purchase at the school.